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Dog valued at $10K reported stolen from Virginia home

This dog, named Adoons, disappeared from a Beaverdam home on Monday, authorities say. (Facebook) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

BEAVERDAM, Va. (AP) - A Hanover County woman says her rare dog worth $10,000 may have been stolen from her backyard while she was hosting a group of dog breeders.

Virginia media outlets report that on Monday, Terry Allen's South African mastiff named Adoons went missing from her Beaverdam home. He is 2 years old, weighs 175 pounds and is light brown, with a docked tail.

Over the weekend, Allen had helped host a dog breeder association event that drew more than 50 breeders from across the country. She thinks someone who attended the three-day event may have taken him.

Allen bought Adoons for $10,000 in January from a breeder in South Africa. She believes he is now worth more.

Investigators with the Hanover County Sheriff's Office say stealing a pet is a class five felony.

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